Green Treefrog

Green Treefrog, Hyla cinerea

The Green Treefrog is usually 1-2.5 inches with a slender body, bright to dark green, or sometimes grayish, and may be marked with yellow flecks; skin is smooth. Sides are clearly marked with whitish stripes, usually with crisp black borders; stripes may be absent in some individuals. Like all treefrogs, this species has enlarged, sticky toepads. The Green treefrogs diet includes beetles, crickets, caterpillars, beetle larvae, stinkbugs, other small invertebrates. Found throughout Florida and on some of the Keys, in trees within about 100 yards of breeding sites. Breeds in any permanent water body (even those with fish), including marshes, bayheads, cypress domes, sloughs, swamps, ponds (natural or manmade), lakes, and ditches. (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF/IFAS)

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